The 2012 Veyron’s power has been increased from 1001 bhp to 1200 horse power and 922 to 1106 lb-ft of torque. Unbelievable!
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Bonhams lot#172, Monte Carlo, MCO, 5/20/06
First supplied to Turin-based Scuderia Subalpina, who ran it in the 1935 Mille Miglia. Likely to have gained the current 1500-cc motor for the 1938 race. Uniquely rebodied without cycle fenders and with a wider body before 1969, when Briggs Cunningham acquired it. Restored at some time, then static in the Rosso Bianco Collection for years; full re-commissioning is required. Various paint marks, drab interior, and disappointing engine bay presentation.
Despite its completely changed appearance, the car’s long-ago race history is sufficiently gilt-edged to justify the bid, a figure at least one other person was also nearly prepared to match on sale day. Will the new owner leave this car as it is today… or want to be a time traveller and re-enact its 1935 Mille Miglia appearance as recorded in period race photos? Either way, more money is due to make it go properly.
Among many other stunning cars (including the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 James Bond movie car), RM Auctions also sold a 2010 Pagani Zonda R for £806,400 ($1,287,820) at the auction of London on Oct 27, 2010.
To see what classic cars one million dollars will buy you, check out RM Auctions Arizona sale, happening today (Jan 20, 2011). A good example is this 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider with an pre-auction estimate of $800,000-$1,000,000 . We’ll post about the million-dollars sales at this auction, once the results are in.
According to duPont Registry, the following are the most expensive cars for 2011. Below is the list with some pictures and videos:
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – MSRP: $2,600,000
The Scottsdale Auction by Gooding & Company is around the corner (January 21 and 22, 2011). Among the unique classics and sports cars to be sold, there are many that are expected to fetch in the range of a million dollars. Below are a few of these:
1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS – Estimate: $1,200,000-$1,600,000